With the signing of Daniel Fells and the emergence of rookies Julius Thomas and Virgil Green, the Denver Broncos let go of tight end Dan Gronkowski over the weekend to reach the 53-man roster limit.
It now appears that Gronkowski will join his brother, Rob, in the Northeast with the New England Patriots. If Dan does see the playing field, he'll be the blocking tight end. Rob is a pass-catching tight end who tallied 42 receptions for 546 yards and 10 touchdowns as a rookie. He'll be seeing plenty of passes from Tom Brady this season.
Dan Gronkowski was originally a seventh-round draft pick by the Detroit Lions in 2009, but was traded at the end of the 2010 preseason to the Denver Broncos. The Broncos sent 2009 second-round selection Alphonso Smith to the Lions for Gronkowski.
He played in 12 games and started four during the 2010 season. However, he had just eight catches for 65 yards.